2019 Toyota C-HR
The 2019 Toyota C-HR is the new crossover on the block, and it struts its stuff spectacularly. A sleek style, modern interior, and top technology have made it a favorite of families. The 2019 model arrives with more trim levels and updated features. Designed to offer more space than similar models, the Toyota C-HR is the perfect road trip vehicle.
Toyota C-HR Trim Levels
Prior to the 2019 model year, the Toyota C-HR was only available in two trim levels. This year, the new model is available in LE, XLE, and Limited models. The base LE trim is the most affordable and comes equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense P system.
The XLE trim adds a little flair with remote keyless entry with push button start. Upgraded materials create a more comfortable cabin. The range-topping Limited trim features a leather interior, unique wheels, and added safety features, such as rain-sensing windshield wipers.
2019 Toyota C-HR Reviews
A low stance and color schemes that pop make the 2019 Toyota C-HR hard to miss on the road. Toyota’s smallest crossover has certainly gotten the attention of reviewers, and its value-oriented design is working wonders with buyers.
CarandDriver noted that the Toyota C-HR features head-turning style and an interior fit for a king. Its long list of standard features put the small crossover well ahead of competitors, especially once price is taken into consideration. On the other hand, this reviewer found the crossover to be lackluster when it came to performance.
Edmunds.com cited the massive list of standard features as a major plus in their review. Sporty handling and, of course, stand-out style add to the Toyota C-HR’s flair. The reviewer noted that engine noise could be an issue, and the lack of available all-wheel drive puts this model a step short of keeping up with competitors.
Like other reviewers, The Car Connection noted that the unique styling and exceptional standard safety features generate some buzz in the 2019 C-HR. A large eight-inch touchscreen display and Apple CarPlay compatibility add true value to the crossover. On the downside, a small cargo cutout and cramped rear seats could put families off from buying the Toyota C-HR. The model may be small, but its heavy body results in an uninspiring EPA-estimated 27 city/31 hwy mpg too.
2019 Toyota C-HR Recalls
Despite the Toyota C-HR’s fresh look and modern interior, it hasn’t been able to escape manufacturing errors. In November 2018, Toyota issued a recall for around 700 2019 C-HR models. One or more of the rear axle bearing bolts may not have been tightened enough during the assembly process. The loose bolt could damage the rear brake components, increasing the risk of a collision.
2019 Toyota C-HR owners can take their crossover to a certified dealership to have it inspected. If a bearing bolt is loose, the dealer will replace the entire rear axle hub bearing and rear axle carrier assemblies at no cost to the owner.
Although the 2019 Toyota C-HR certainly has the looks down, its performance and fuel economy still need some fine tuning. On the bright side, the small crossover earned raving reviews when it came to safety, technology, and standard features. When push comes to shove, the new Toyota C-HR fits right in with competing value-oriented crossovers.